F2FS Gets Enhanced For The Linux 3.16 Kernel
Samsung has sent in their F2FS pull request for the Linux 3.16 to provide a number of enhancements for the Flash Friendly File-System.
Improvements for the F2FS file-system with the Linux 3.16 kernel include enhanced wait_on_page_writeback, support for SEEK_DATA and SEEK_HOLE, readahead flow enhancements, enhanced I/O flushes, support for fiemap, support for trace-maps, support for large volumes over two Terabytes, and a number of bug-fixes and clean-ups.
More information on the F2FS changes for the Linux 3.16 merge window can be found via the pull request.
Once the 3.16 merge window has passed, hard drive and solid-state drive benchmarks of the prominent EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and F2FS file-systems will get underway at Phoronix along wither other Linux 3.16 kernel benchmarks.
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